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  • Patrizia Cavalli

    Patrizia Cavalli (b. 1952) was born in Todi (Umbria) and now lives in Rome. Her first three volumes, Le mie poesie non cambieranno il mondo (1974), Il cielo (1981), and L'io singolare proprio mio (1992), are collected in Poesie (1974–92) (1992), and were followed by Sempre aperto teatro (1999) and Pigre divinità e pigra sorte (2006). She has also translated plays by Molière and Shakespeare. "La giornata atlantica," the poem translated here, is from her third collection.


  • Ermanno Cavazzoni

    Ermanno Cavazzoni (b. 1947), from Reggio Emilia, is the award-winning author of many fantastic and absurd tales. Of his many books, including Vite brevi di idioti, Cirenaica, Gli scrittori inutili, Storia naturale dei giganti, and Il limbo delle fantasticazioni, two novels have been published in English translation: The Nocturnal Library (Vagabond Voices, 2010) and Voice of the Moon (Serpent's Tail, 1990). He is also a professor at the University of Bologna and a member of the literary group OpLePo (www.oplepo.it). 


  • Inara Cedrins

    Inara Cedrins is an artist, writer and translator. Her anthology of contemporary Latvian poetry written while Latvia was under Soviet occupation was published by the University of Iowa Press, and her new Baltic anthology, three books of poetry from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, has been published by the University of New Orleans Press, with her prints as cover art.
She guest-edited a section on contemporary Baltic poetry for the November 2008 issue of WLT, and two of her own illustrated poems appeared in the July 2008 issue.


  • Ascanio Celestini

    A student of literature and anthropology, Italian actor, director, and author Ascanio Celestini (b. 1972) is keenly interested in the commedia dell’arte and runs a number of workshops. Since his first play Cicoria (1998), centered on Pasolini, he has performed numerous monologues based on testimonies and encounters. His film La pecora nera (2010) was an official selection at the 67th Venice International Film Festival, and his latest story collection is titled Io cammino in fila indiana (Einaudi, 2011).


  • Lorna Dee Cervantes

    Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954) is a Chicana, Native American, feminist, activist poet. Her most notable achievements include the American Book Award, the NEA Fellowship, and the Pushcart Prize.



  • Ruxandra Cesereanu

    Ruxandra Cesereanu (b. 1963) is one of Romania’s foremost literary figures, having achieved international acclaim as a poet, novelist, essayist, and literary critic. Her attainments have been noted in Who’s Who in Contemporary Women’s Writing (Routledge, 2001) and The Columbia Literary History of Eastern Europe since 1945 (Columbia University Press, 2008). Cesereanu’s body of work ranges from her exploration of femininity and eroticism in her poetry and prose to an engagement with Romania’s communist legacy in her essays and journalism. Three of her poetry collections (Schizoid Ocean, Lunacies, and Crusader-Woman) have been translated into English.


  • Michael Chabon

    Michael Chabon is a bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He is known for writing The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, and Werewolves in Their Youth, among others. He currently lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and children.



  • Patrick Chamoiseau

    Born in Martinique, Patrick Chamoiseau is the author of twelve novels, including Texaco, which won the Prix Goncourt and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He has been translated into fourteen languages. He is one of the founding theoreticians of the Créolité movement.



  • Kevin Chang

    Kevin Chang is a Chicago native studying computer science and creative writing at Stanford. Previously, he was a product designer and prototyper at Google’s VR and AR division, where, at nineteen, he was one of the youngest full-time employees.



  • Hayan Charara

    Hayan Charara is the author of three poetry books, most recently Something Sinister, winner of the Arab American Book Award. He is also co-editor and series founder of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. His children’s book, The Three Lucys, received the New Voices Award Honor. He teaches at the University of Houston.



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    Roz Chast

    Rosalind "Roz" Chast (born November 26, 1954) is an American cartoonist and a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. She grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the only child of an assistant principal and a high school teacher who subscribed to The New Yorker. Her earliest cartoons were published in Christopher Street and The Village Voice. In 1978 The New Yorker accepted one of her cartoons and has since published more than 800. She also publishes cartoons in Scientific American and the Harvard Business Review.



  • Jhilam Chattaraj

    Jhilam Chattaraj is currently working as an Assistant Professor at R.B.V.R.R Women’s College, Department of English, Hyderabad. Her academic and creative writings have been published in journals like Muse India, Indian Book Chronicle, Langlit, Eastlit, Indialogue Foundation, Women’s Web, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and Toasted Cheese Literary Journal. Her poems were exhibited at Elixir of Voices, Aillama Art Gallery, Hyderabad. She is the editor of the literary blog Quills: The World of Words.



  • Shakti Chattopadhyay

    Early in his life, Shakti Chattopadhyay (1933–1995) was a part of the anti-establishment, avant-garde movement called the Hungry Generation. He worked as a journalist for the Ananda Bazar Patrika and then as a visiting lecturer at Viswa Bharati University. He was a prolific translator and poet, with over a dozen collections to his name, besides novels and other nonfictional prose books. “Old New Griefs” is from his Sahitya Akademi–winning collection Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo (1983).



  • Geet Chaturvedi

    Geet Chaturvedi (b. 1977) is one of the most widely read contemporary Hindi authors. He has authored six books, including two collections of six novellas and two collections of poetry. He was awarded the Krishna Pratap Award for fiction and Bharat Bhushan Award for poetry. His poems have been translated into fourteen languages.



  • Amit Chaudhuri

    Amit Chaudhuri (born 1962 ), is an Indian English author and academic. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, India's highest literary honour, in 2002 for his novel A New World. He is currently Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. In 2012, Chaudhuri won the Infosys Prize for Humanities-Literary Studies for his imaginative and illuminating writings in literary criticism, which reflect a complex literary sensibility, and great theoretical mastery, along with a probing sense of detail.



  • Bernice Chauly

    Bernice Chauly is the author of five books of poetry and prose, including the award-winning memoir Growing Up with Ghosts (Matahari Books, 2011). She lectures in creative writing at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and is the director of the George Town Literary Festival. She is currently editing her first novel, which begins during the Malaysian Reformasi movement of 1998.



  • Dean Chavers

    Dean Chavers is director of Catching the Dream, former president of Bacone College, and initiated the Exemplary Programs in Indian Education (EPIE) movement. He has written over twenty books. In his capacity as director of Catching the Dream, Dr. Chavers has helped more than six hundred Native American students finish college.



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    Alan Cheuse

    Alan Cheuse is the author of the novels The Bohemians (1982), The Grandmother’s Club (1986), The Light Possessed (1990), and To Catch the Lightning (2008), plus three collections of short fiction and a pair of novellas, The Fires (2007). As a book commentator, Cheuse is a regular contributor to National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. A Trance after Breakfast, his collected travel essays, recently appeared in paperback. His new novel, Song of Slaves in the Desert, will be published in the spring of 2011.


  • Brian Chikwava

    A Zimbabwean writer, Brian Chikwava is the author of the novel Harare North and winner of the 2004 Caine Prize for African Writing for his story "Seventh Street Alchemy." His essay "Free Speech in Zimbabwe: The Story of the Blue-Stomached Lizard" appeared in the September 2006 issue of WLT.



  • Alberto Chimal

    Alberto Chimal is the author of the novels La torre y el jardín (2012) and Los esclavos (2009) as well as multiple short-story collections. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Short Story Prize and the Bellas Artes Prize for Narrative, his work has appeared in English in the Kenyon Review, Asymptote, and WLT. He lives in Mexico City, where he teaches creative writing at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana.



  • Frank Chin

    Frank Chin was born in Berkeley, California, He attended college at the University of California, Berkeley. He received an American Book Award in 1989 for a collection of short stories, The Chinaman Pacific and Frisco R.R. Co., and another in 2000 for Lifetime Achievement. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
    Chin is considered to be one of the pioneers in Asian American theatre. He founded the Asian American Theatre Workshop, which became the Asian American Theater Company in 1973. He first gained notoriety as a playwright in the 1970s. His play The Chickencoop Chinaman was the first by an Asian American to be produced on a major New York stage. Stereotypes of Asian Americans, and traditional Chinese folklore are common themes in much of his work.
    In addition to his work as an author and playwright, Frank Chin has also worked extensively with Japanese American resisters of the draft in WWII. His novel, Born in the U.S.A., is dedicated to this subject.

    Chin is also a musician. In the mid-1960s, he taught Robbie Krieger, a member of The Doors how to play the Flamenco guitar.



  • Urszula Chowaniec

    Urszula Chowaniec is a senior teaching fellow in Polish at University College in London and a professor at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University. She is also the author of Melancholic Migrating Bodies: Polish Contemporary Women’s Writing (Cambridge Scholars, 2015).



  • Necia Chronister

    Necia Chronister is an associate professor of German at Kansas State University and the editor of Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature. Her research focuses on contemporary German literature, primarily by women writers. She has published on Jenny Erpenbeck, Judith Hermann, Angela Krauss, and Antje Rávic Strubel.



  • Eddie Chuculate

    Eddie Chuculate (Creek/Cherokee) is the author of the story collection Cheyenne Madonna (Black Sparrow Press, 2010) and a winner of the O. Henry Prize. He held a Wallace Stegner creative writing fellowship at Stanford University and graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He later earned a master’s of fine arts degree at the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop.



  • Eun-Gwi Chung

    Eun-Gwi Chung is an associate professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. She earned her PhD in the Poetics Program at SUNY Buffalo. Her translations of Korean poetry with Brother Anthony have been published as The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth-Century Korean Poetry (2014) and Fifteen Seconds Without Sorrow (2014) in the US. This research was supported by a research grant from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.



  • Sonya Chyu

    Sonya Chyu studied fiction at Cornell University. Her work has been awarded first place in the Arthur Lynn Andrews Prize in Fiction, published in Rainy Day and Anak Sastra, and received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers.



  • Kayla E. Ciardi

    Kayla E. Ciardi grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, and recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. She currently interns for World Literature Today, and she has been accepted to the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford in fall 2019. With interests in writing, editing, and visual design as well as a lifelong love of literature, Kayla plans to pursue a career in publishing.



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    Janet Clark

    Janet Clark worked as a university lecturer and head of marketing in Belgium, England, and Germany. After a successful career in the industry, she started over from scratch as a writer. Since 2011, she has had nine novels published and campaigns for authors’ rights as the president of Mörderische Schwestern e.V.



  • Rosie Clarke

    Rosie Clarke is director of public programming at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in lower Manhattan, a social enterprise and event venue that raises money to support Housing Works’ lifesaving services for people living with HIV/AIDS in New York.


  • Diana Clarke

    Diana Clarke lives in western Massachusetts. She teaches teenagers, hikes, and works as the copyeditor of In geveb, a new digital journal of Yiddish studies.


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